This was a grounded theory research study on the effects of leadership style on the job performance of nurses. The goal of the study was to identify a leadership theory that could serve as a strong framework for the nursing community and leadership in Southwest Texas. One-on-one interviews were conducted with 20 nurses using a structured interview guide containing 21 interview questions on leadership style and behavior, nursing role, job performance, and performance evaluation of nurses. Once the data was collected it was coded and analyzed using NUD*IST and Symphony Qualitative Data Analysis software. Constant comparison approach was used to explore the data. Findings from the study identified that nurse leaders use a variety of leadership styles but did not identify a specific leadership theory that dominates and could serve as a strong framework. The data did indicate that the future direction of leadership was moving towards transformational leadership theory.
|Subjects||Management; Nursing; Health care management|
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